Indian weddings are known for their opulence and celebrations and it’s always a pleasure to be a part of one as guests! According to rituals, gifting forms a very important part of Indian weddings. Back in time the bride’s family had to give a gift to every relative from the groom’s side and a few close family friends. The trend has changed over the years as wedding are getting bigger and more lavish. Now a day’s couples are including guests too in the gifting list. Especially it is very common at pre-wedding functions like at the mehendi ceremony to give out gifts alongside the function to make it more lively and fun!
Gifts for Mehndi Ceremony
The gifts vary from something as small as a bunch of bangles to something like a box or a pouch full of little goodies. The gifts can be placed in decorated baskets or trays where guests can pick them up from or can be handed out personally. If you have more than two to three gifts you can even set up a small bazaar if your space permits to make it more interactive.
The most common mehendi giveaways are bangles and bindis. Though it is quite common, you can make it different by keeping a live bangle maker instead of ready bangle sets. The bangle vendor can make live lac bangles to match your guests outfits. This one is a big hit especially when you have many out of town guests. Similarly, instead of gifting similar bindis to every guest, you can set up a stall with a bindi vendor displaying different types of bindis –from the very simple ones to slightly heavy ones, and guests can have the option of choosing.
Pre-packed gifts could include small Indian pouches or jewellery boxes with lac earrings or fancy Indian rings, anklets and bracelets. You can choose to add all of the above mentioned things or may be a few depending on your budget.
Another good giveaway would be colourful bandhini or lehiriya dupattas. These can be easily paired with a plain white or black kurti. One more thing which guests will love would be doing a little floral jewellery for the guests. The bride usually wears floral jewellery for the mehendi function, so doing something for the guest on similar lines will surely leave them speechless. Like a floral bracelet or a ring!